Monthly Archives: December 2017

Top 10 Films of 2017

Top 10 lists are always a bit of a pain to come up with. They only really represent the tastes of the author and can never be all-encompassing. But, as it  is that time of year again, here are my Top 10 Films of 2017. A full list can be viewed here if you wish. … Continue reading Top 10 Films of 2017

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square-eyed-geek’s Top Ten Best Films of 2017

Every year it gets harder and harder to pick just ten films to name as part of the square-eyed-geek best releases of the year. And 2017 certainly was an excellent time for cinema, from big blockbusters, to smaller independent films, to straight-to-streaming releases. As previous square-eyed-geek top tens, the ones that make it into this […]

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square-eyed-geek’s Top Ten Best Films of 2017

Every year it gets harder and harder to pick just ten films to name as part of the square-eyed-geek best releases of the year. And 2017 certainly was an excellent time for cinema, from big blockbusters, to smaller independent films, to straight-to-streaming releases. As previous square-eyed-geek top tens, the ones that make it into this … Continue reading square-eyed-geek’s Top Ten Best Films of 2017

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Dunkirk

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy & Mark Rylance Rating: 12 Duration: 106 minutes Release date: 18 December (UK) Sometimes, after seeing a film for the first time it can be difficult to know exactly what to say about it. Dunkirk is that film. It’s a gorgeous film, with Chris Nolan delivering some … Continue reading Dunkirk

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Scene Is Believing: Skyfall

Searching for Silva-man In The City of Lost Children Director Sam Mendes’ intention with James Bond’s Straw Dogs meets Home Alone siege  at Skyfall, his gloomy ancestral home, was to “go back in time”; to both exorcise some manufactured ghosts in the two dimensional agents life, and acknowledge a “purer” period before “exploding pens.” Equally, villain Silva (Javier Bardem) is […]

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Guilty pleasures: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is based on the comic book by Alan Moore (writer) and Kevin O’Neill (artist). Briefly, a team of literary heroes from well known works is assembled in a steampunk version of 1899 by “M”, head of Britain’s Secret Service. Their mission is to foil the dastardly machinations of The Fantom to provoke war among […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill & John Boyega Rating: 12A Duration: 152 minutes Release date: 14 December – UK Exactly how does anyone try to critique the Star Wars films? They are so engraved in the minds of generations of film fans that by now any attempt at sensible criticism seems futile. … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Into The Light: A Look Back at Batman Forever

  In Batman Returns Gotham had become a tiny sound stage full of extras from A Nightmare Before Christmas. It had also not performed as well as Warner Bros. had (rightly) expected it would. It was time to take Batman back into the mainstream. They wanted a third movie and most of all they wanted more light. […]

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